Small Businesses are leading the way: Enter your Business to WIN a CoolCalifornia Award Starting August 1, 2013

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CoolCalifornia.org’s mission is to provide all Californians with the tools and resources they need to take action to protect the environment and keep California cool. Comprised of partner organizations seeking to empower small business and improve the State’s environment and future, CoolCalifornia was founded by State Government Agencies, Universities and the non-profit organization Next10.

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Award applications can be submitted from  August 1 through November 1, 2013,  for the 4th CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards program. Application can be submitted online at CoolCalifornia.org.  The CoolCalifornia Business Awards recognizes California small businesses that take action to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, promote climate friendly practices and integrate the tools on CoolCalifornia.org into their business operations during 2012-2013.

Awards will be given in two categories:

CoolCalifornia Business of the Year

Awarded to California small businesses that take significant actions to reduce their climate impacts and can demonstrate measurable greenhouse gas emission reductions.  The Business of the Year Award winners will also be able to document cost savings, return on investment, or other benefits from actions taken.

CoolCalifornia Climate Leader

Awarded to California small businesses that were proactive in reducing their climate impacts and can describe in detail specific actions taken.

For more information, including carbon calculator for small businesses, award eligibility, instructions, application form and timeline, CLICK HERE.

For a list of previous winners, CLICK HERE.

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Contacts:  Judy Nottoli, Air Resources Board, Office of the Ombudsman, (916) 322-7429, jnottoli@arb.ca.gov and Tabetha Willmon, Air Resources Board, Climate Action & Research Planning, (916) 324-0664, twillmon@arb.ca.gov

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